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Jacobs Co-Authors Chapters in "Complex Insurance Coverage Litigation Handbook"

Jenner & Block Partner Matthew L. Jacobs has co-authored two chapters in the book “Complex Insurance Coverage Litigation Handbook,” a comprehensive guide to litigating complex insurance coverage matters which was published by the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association.  Initially written in 1996 by a twenty-member task force of equal numbers of lawyers for commercial policyholders and insurers, along with one federal and one former state judge, the Manual was updated annually until now.  This second edition expands upon the work of the Task Force and covers a wider range of complex insurance issues, and explores the impact of new technology. 

Mr. Jacobs co-authored Chapter 3 on “Discovery” which discusses written, document, deposition, non-party and expert discovery.  Mr. Jacobs also covers confidentiality and protective orders and the resolution of discovery disputes.  In Chapter 4 on “Motion Practice,” Mr. Jacobs discusses the general approaches to motion practice management and specific motions including the use and timing of dispositive motions.  He also addresses the mechanics of motion practice including procedural requirements and special proceedings.

Mr. Jacobs is a member of the Firm’s Insurance Litigation and Counseling and Reinsurance Practices.  He regularly advises corporations on the availability of insurance coverage for a wide variety of claims, including those related to directors and officers liability, errors and omissions, mortgage lending practices, mold and water damage, business interruption losses, product liability, mutual fund late-trading and market timing lawsuits and regulatory investigations and environmental matters.  Mr. Jacobs has written extensively on issues of insurance coverage for D&O liabilities and related matters, has spoken at over 100 conferences, and has chaired over a dozen more, both domestically and internationally, in the past 25 years on various insurance coverage issues.

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